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Lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
You've put me down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead (singing)
Come out of things unsaid, shoot an apple off my head (and a)
Trouble that can't be named, a tiger's waiting to be tamed (singing)
You are, you are

Confusion never stops, closing walls and ticking clocks (gonna)
Come back and take you home, I could not stop that you now know (singing)
Come out upon my seas, curse missed opportunities (am I)
A part of the cure, or am I part of the disease (singing)

You are [4x] (singing)
You are [2x]
And nothing else compares
Oh no nothing else compares
Oh and nothing else compares

You are [continues in background]
Home, home, where I wanted to go [2x](I went)
Home, home, where I wanted to go (I went)
Home, home, where I wanted to go



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    TheLyricsToAllNov 21, 2008 at 2:03 am
    its about a guy, who would do anything, like swimming across seas to get back home, and hes pleading to God to let him find a way, hes troubled because things arent goin right for him and he thinks he has to be home within a certain time limit set by God.
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    UnregisteredAug 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    "you are"=you make a difference
    Are you going to have a positive influence... Be part of the cure, or are you gonna be a problem person... Part of the disease?
    Daniel quinn would refer to these as leavers (contributors) and takers (consumers).
    Coldplay would just like us all to examine our own motives and make some changes.
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    steve1981Jul 25, 2008 at 2:27 am
    the great thing about all music is that the words can fit anyone's interpretation. one stanza can mean one thing to one person and something completely different to another. it's called "frame of reference." it's why each of us gets into a particular song. because we can relate, in our own way. i always like to hear years later what the actual motivation was for a group to write a certain song and put a particular sound to it. it's never what i would have thought!!
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    UnregisteredJun 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    This is one the their best songs ever! To me the name and the lyrics together kind of sound like he wants to stop time or reverse the clocks and figure himself out. The confusion and the chaos are what he was feeling and he wanted to get rid of them. But that's one of the greatest things of most of coldplay's songs: everyone can find their own meaning and inspiration.
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    UnregisteredApr 8, 2012 at 10:52 am
    I think its the story of trying to find yourself on the greatest journey to ever become, life. The 'you are' is an expression of uncertanty. As you can see he never finished the sentence which leaves you asking 'you are what' and this is exactly what the person is curious about also :)

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